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of recordkeeping that stretches back 108 years. this is another view from the u.s. drought monitor of 2002 showing drought conditions. we had big fires break out in 2002. it was the best known because it was 460 some odd acres, the biggest fire in arizona's history. it was two separate fires set by humans and they eventually merged. this is a color enhanced image from space, but just how big the fires how when you look at the landscape. this is one of the 400 houses destroyed. this is the entire map of arizona, and you can see the fire took out a big portion of the high country forests. i just want to talk just a minute about another big effect on our water supply. this is glen canyon dam and any aquatic species in the southwest was in difficult circumstances because of dams like this and all we do to modify the water systems here in the southwest. this is the hump back chub, one of many species in payroll. these two maps show you two different scenarios of what global warm can do to our water supply in terms of precipitation. there's going to be a dramatic decrease in precipitation, and we're tal
in engaging the u.s. and mexico governments to rethink their formal responsibilities. they convinced the country's government to add minutes to the treaty, similar to amendments, that acknowledge the importance of how decisions over water, allocations affectioned the delta and its species. this encouraged the governments to sit at one table through the colorado joint cooperative process and work together to find dedicated nonaccidental flows, dedicated flows of water to the delta. while still meeting urban needs, to me, this is absolutely amazing. in the safest climate change and massive drought, nonprofit groups and university scientists encourage our governments to work together. in summary, i'd like to say that i recognize and that i know that often times we can sound depressing pointing out environmental problems but i hope through the example of the colorado and its delta, i have illustrated how the public in concert with nonprofits and university scientists can work together and when needed, engage our government to find solutions to the challenges that face our sharoned enviro
margin. vanderbilt went outside the u.s. market, borrowed money, brought back his own stock and reduced prices, bought back the walk woodstock, bankrupt and an opponent, profited in the stock market, get control of the major river in needed, and now he had to do was help cause a major financial panic. such was his power that he was able to go in and then stop the panic by personally showing up on wall street and san, you know, buying shares of stock visibly. one broker said i knew it. the old brad never deserts his friends, which is kind of that ambivalence. very much the way the people fought and. he heard a lot of people in carrying out his operation. he would compete against a rival and drive them out of business. at the same time he ended up creating an integrated, very efficient, low-cost railroad network. so you see in vanderbilt's life the destructive consequences of these business conflicts often on innocent people, innocent shareholders who bought stock because it thought it was a good investment. at the same time the nation hopes by, more efficient low-cost bill road network.
involved in promoting the various nasa missions. he is also the u.s. national single point of contact began a endorsed beyond the international astronomy 2009. so he has international experience and he did work in tucson for a long time at the national observatory. but he has now moved onto the on to the jet propulsion lab and he is helping i believe -- inform the public about the radioactive sources that are going to be on the next mission. so we will certainly want to hear about that. he has a degree in astronomical astronomical -- astronautical excuse me journalism from the university of illinois urbana and without further ado, doug isbell. >> good afternoon. thank you. [applause] it is a pleasure to be here. as peter said i've lived here for about eight years and i really enjoy being back here. i was outside for about an hour and a already feel like i am sunburned. it is always a fun aspect of tucson. wear your where you wear your hat and i forgot my hat. i want to tell you about her book which is peter said is -- 2009. it is a paperback book from the university of arizona press that co
-written meticulously researched and i opening examination of how u.s. politicians use religion to win votes. if you are at all curious about how influential religion has become in today's political arena, you need to read this book. another review called the book absolutely brilliant, fascinating, timely, and of great importance. it's so absolutely buy that book, too. still as you can see, we have a lot of expertise to bring to today's procession teach -- session. professors want to leave plenty of time for discussion. they will be beginning, and you can get your questions ready. at think we will start with dr. kate kenski, who will focus in on the 2008 election and factors that help us understand the outcomes of the elections and then dr. kevin coe will bring his focus in on the influence of religion in politics today. >> thank you much. i'm very much appreciate being here, and thank you for having us. from among the thousands of words that were spoken in the 2008 election might co-authors and i think that we pretty much mail down which words were most consequential during the campaign at various
no problems with it. but my real concern right now is with the u.s. congress vote about planned parenthood that they're going to just abolish planned parenthood. in 1990 as a low- 1980 as a low-income mother, that's where i went not to go for an abortion, but to go for a pregnancy test. and because i was such a high risk at 34, almost 5 and with many health problems, they're the ones that pointed me to the doctor who would work the best with me and get me through that difficult pregnancy. and it's an attack on women for them to say not only that we can't fund abortion, but that we can't even have any public funding for planned parenthood. because for my whole life, i'm 65, and i'm a retired teacher. planned parenthood has been a very important part of our society. i don't know what'll happen in the senate, but i wondered if either one of you had any idea what will happen with that in the senate? >> well, i think in the current senate -- let me backtrack for a minute and say we fought these same battles in the 1980s, and we won them. i believe we will win them again. but we're going to have
provide more rights than the u.s. constitution or the state's constitution. we worked hard for two years to draft this constitution, and then in june of 1999, the voters of los angeles adopted it. almost as soon as it was adopted, i began to get phone calls about what we meant for specific provisions. almost always we just never talked about the issues that arose. we just hadn't thought about it. occasionally i can say, well, my recollection was -- if they like my answer, the mayor says, can you write a declaration to the effect? if they don't like it, they call other commissioners in the they got one who says what it was. [laughter] we were all then still alive, very recent. if you couldn't come up with original understanding a year or two after the document was framed, you can't 100 years later. i point out to my students, all the instances in which hamilton and franklin disagreed. there were many instances they don't follow original intent at all. take affirmative action. if there's any place i think we could say there's a clear intent is that the framers of the 14th amendment would h
and geographically diverse states and politically powerful states. recent u.s. presidents have come from texas and national legislators come from texas. >> host: why did you want to write to this but? what was the impetus to get you started? mike of the test was an interest in how we as a
an american historian. for 35 years i have been researching and writing about u.s. history especially social and cultural history. recently i have been helping develop the field of children's history of a more global scale. this is a history for which i am professionally known and recognized but my most recent book is as much about poland as it is the united states and while it is very much about my childhood in the united states it is also about the destruction of children and childhood. "inheriting the holocaust: a second generation memoir" is about how life became a particular kind of american historian. when i was a little girl not yet 3 years old, my mother began to tell me about her past. that is the origin of "inheriting the holocaust: a second generation memoir" which i wrote many years after she died because i had to keep her story alive. why would an american historian write a memoir like this? for me writing this memoir became an act of what i call recovery. reconnecting with a different past, a personal past that i turn into history. i tell people i was not ready to write it unti
into and that is one thing migration in america isn't just about undocumented people and u.s. cities. it has profound effects south of the border also and in "antonio's gun" and "delfino's dream" that came out loud and clear. how did you become aware of that and why did you decide to broaden the context of your stories to include what is going on south of the border also? >> the first trip, i went down to mexico to study spanish for three months and i ended up staying for 10 years. i went down there and my spanish was okay but not good enough to be a reporter. along the way a friend of mine from, thomas dodson where i've been a crime reporter for several years invited me to go to his town's annual fiesta and as it turned out everybody in that town was either living in stockton or chicago or indianapolis or dallas i believe, one of those cities or l.a.. so that first week i wandered around and it was there that i just understood, began to understand i should say, it began a tenure track through the immigrant villages of mexico. first of all focusing on the houses. immigration to the united states beca
that actually did stop the u.s. government. >> thank you joyce.br and also the thought it would create a panic if we knew about this. now we hear all about this all for national security. this year that goes on in our country through the media is rampant. mark, would you tell us why the charges were dropped against you when you were underground and you came back? >> elvis underground a federal fugitive 1970 through 19707. actually, the federalchar charges were dropped 1973 in the wake of watergate. excuse me.a exactly as watergate was beginning. a federal judge in detroitoit who was one of the few black federal judges was veryonc concerned with the rights ofth the accused.ieve and believed in civil rights and civil liberties. he upheld the attorneys motions the case came up 1973. they were bycr it -- writing, the bombing, a conspiracy charges, a host of felonies stemming from 1969 and 70. when the charges came up if i was not there but our attorneys moved to a government had to disclose how what had obtained its evidence. vin then the fed's move to drop the charges on the grounds of national s
was the first time people went to pueblos, and it was a different time politically. the u.s. government was still deciding how to tell the stories about what they did to the navajos. they became heroic as teddy roosevelt came to office, the turn the century, this is when the stories were retold to the tourists to came west to hear the stories of the west which then influenced the movies because to get to hollywood, you had to stop in the west at the fred harvey hotel, and they made indian movies there. by the time they were in tv in the 50s, they were well-developed. it's entreing to -- interesting to see how they changed over time. >> i want to ask you since you are experts at telling come plex stories and using characters to do so making your books readable, define key characters briefly. i'll pick a character for stephen and jeff, but mike, you can pick one of your own. >> five or six instances, what man was he? >> extremely practical and unsophisticated in a few. he was in no one one dimensional made mistakes and didn't admit them. it had a lot to do with his successes and down fall
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